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A Tangle of Mermaids

Years ago I went to a Surfrider talk given by a shark specialist that had been studying Great Whites around the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco for twenty years.  He had tons of fascinating information about sharks and left us with some tips on how to know if there is a shark […]

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Ollie, You Will Be Missed

Welp, Ollie the dog has taken the Hamburger Hot Rod Express up to heaven and we will all miss him terribly.  I only got to know Ollie when he was a bit older.  He visited us one Christmas when his family went away for the holidays.  I had never met such a confident dog.  He […]

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Frozen Elvis! Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter and Banana Treat!

I’ve been really into frozen treats lately so I thought I’d invent a delicious easy one for summer.  Introducing the  Frozen Elvis!  A chocolate covered peanut butter and banana frozen treat.  Here’s what you’ll need. Ingredients: Peanut Butter 2 Bananas cut in half width wise ************** 1 Cup Chocolate Chips 2 tbsp salted butter 2 […]

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Baby Monster, A Rescue Story

We kept ReeRee for Jasmine’s sake.  Jasmine loved her obsessively from the moment she met her.  Ree Ree helped Jasmine to forget all her fears.  When they were together Jasmine no longer refused to go down stairs, or get out of the car at the beach, walk down a city sidewalk, frozen with fear.  With […]

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Is It Me???

It’s been a difficult few months for me for a bunch of reasons that I think I’ll get into as time goes on but for now I’m looking for some input from anyone who feels they grew up in a fairly stable and loving household that helped form them into a stable and kind adult. […]

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The Key To Self Esteem

How do you figure out you have no self esteem if you have no self esteem to tell you? I started a plant and garden care business at twenty one because I hated working for people and also I was never going to get hired for anything other than low paying, soul sucking jobs.   At […]

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Zero to 1000

Because of her upbringing, ReeRee can go from zero to 1000 on the anxiety scale within seconds.  Over reacting is her thing.  When she’s stressed she growls, lunges, nibbles and then frantically kisses where she’s nibbled, begging you to forgive her.  Being restricted in any way triggers her anxiety and she can lash out, so […]

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Yoga Rage

First of all, I hate crowds so I really can’t stand crowded yoga classes.  But I’m really trying to do two yoga classes a week because it calms my mind, makes me more focused and reduces sports injuries.  So today, since I hadn’t done my second yoga class, I forced myself to go to a […]

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Radical Feminist

Definition of Feminism (noun):  The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.  Political, economic and social equality of the sexes.  For some reason some men and women don’t like the word feminism or feminist.  Predictably, the word has been weaponized by society so a larger block of the population […]

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Fashion Analysis: A San Francisco Dad!

I saw this dad walking along Valencia street one morning.  The giant toddler he was carrying was actually bigger than I drew him  because I thought it would look like I was exaggerating.  I don’t know if the dad was short or the toddler had exceptionally long legs but I swear to god his legs […]

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Beavers to the Rescue!!!

I woke up to an orange sky and a heavy brown haze hanging over the city.  Smoke from a fire a few hundred miles away was pressing down on San Francisco.  For the second year in a row I dawned my dust mask every time I left the house and a coating of ash settled […]

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The Dog Racist

Remember back in the 80’s when we’d settle around the TV to watch Miami Vice on a Saturday night and every time there was a drug dealer on there’d also be ferociously barking Rottweilers and German Shepherds?  And everyone was like, omg, Rotweilers and German Shepherds are so scary, only drug dealers have them!  Well […]

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Bride of Frankenstein

Two weeks before my wedding day  I went surfing at Montara Beach.  I came up under my board on my first wave and sliced my forehead open with my surfboard’s fin.   It didn’t feel bad but blood began pouring into my eyes.  I climbed back up the sandy path in between the cliffs and I […]

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The Golden Years

  Fact:  Senior dogs are the best dogs.  They know the routine, how to communicate, how to act.  They’re polite, gentle, disciplined and calm.  It seems like they can read your mind, they’re always prepared for your every move. They don’t bound and spring through the world anymore, but who cares?  Neither do older humans.  […]

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Always Wear Your Boots

A guy on a motorcycle passed me yesterday by driving around me on the wrong side of the road.  I glanced over at him and saw the he was wearing a helmet, a leather jacket and flip flops.  The flip flops made me cringe. My mind flashed back to the motorcycle accident that happened outside […]

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